Around the Circuit: November 10th – November 16th

It’s time to visit the week that was via our Around the Circuit piece, where we look back at articles that we feel are worth your time covering the Oscar race, new releases, or really just anything film related.

Link(s) of the week:

With Lincoln opening this weekend, and Daniel Day-Lewis’ Oscar hopes on the rise, Vincent Smetana at Cinesnatch looks over the Academy’s history of awarding an actor or actress with their 2nd and/or 3rd Oscar.

Daniel Walber at Film School Rejects provides us with everything we need to know about the shortlisted movies in the Oscar race for Best Animated Short Film.

Katey Rich at Cinema Blend gives us her latest Oscar predictions for Best Picture, feeling that Argo is the safest bet at the moment.

Pete Hammond at Deadline looks over the spotty history between James Bond and the Oscars, and wonders if Skyfall has any shot at all at a Best Picture nomination.

Scott Feinberg at The Hollywood Reporter gives us his weekly updated Oscar predictions.

Sasha Stone at Awards Daily believes the ensemble cast and director are what dictates an Oscar race for Best Picture, and breaks down the films with the best chance at a SAG Ensemble nomination. Her state of the race post followed.

Oliver Lyttelton at The Playlist wondered how important it was for a film to capture the cultural zeitgeist when it comes to winning Oscars.

Gerard Kennedy at In Contention looks at the strongest contenders in the newly titled Best Makeup and Hairstyling category (formerly just Best Makeup).